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Modern Apprentice Programmes

Start an apprenticeship at Scottish Water and you’ll be well on your way to receiving first class training and mentoring, gaining huge investment in your development and earning nationally recognised qualifications - all while getting paid!

Our apprenticeship schemes are a real alternative to university and not only will you gain qualifications you will also get hands-on, real work experience with the chance to learn from our professional and experienced team.

We have opportunities across the whole of Scotland up for grabs with vacancies coming up all year round so keep your eye on our vacancies page for the right job for you.

Why choose Scottish Water?

An apprenticeship at Scottish Water is your ticket to the rewarding career you have always wanted. With huge investment in you and our dedication to your development you can flourish and reach your full potential.

We will offer you tailored learning and development and the opportunity to take ownership of your career. You will find Scottish Water an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect and value people’s differences. We want you to find meaning in the work that you do and to feel able to share your ideas and be yourself.

What are the benefits?


Tailored learning and development plan 
 Extensive career opportunities upon successful completion of your apprenticeship
 A competitive salary
 Annual company bonus
 37 days holiday per year (including public holidays)
 Option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days per year
 Eligibility to join the defined benefit, contributory pension scheme
 Life assurance scheme
 Paid time off for community volunteering
 Opportunities to be involved in sports, social and fundraising activities
 Access to “SW Splash”, saving you money on holidays, bills and shopping

What are we looking for?


 Aged 16 or over
 Motivation, flexibility and adaptability
 Excellent interpersonal skills and customer focus
 A willingness to learn and develop your skills
 Good IT skills
 A full current driving licence is preferable for some roles
Please see each apprenticeship for the specific requirements of the role.

Apprenticeship Programmes

We run apprenticeship programmes in a range of specialist areas: choose from business administration, customer service, technical, and scientific apprenticeships.